With ref to my above quote. I have worked out that I was not automatically logged in when I clicked on the email and was therefore treated as a guest yet I was able to post the above comment with my username. Perhaps I logged in when trying to look at the photos.Receiving an email today advising me of a new post on a thread I have been watching, I realised that I had not had many emails lately. I clicked on the link and was navigated to Page 1 Post 1 on that thread so I had to click on the last page number and page down. I have also found that when a member has posted more than one attachment, I can no longer just click on next but have to go back to the post to click on the next attachment.
I have just discovered a page which shows my unread watched threads where I have found that I am still linked to many threads but not receiving the email notifications as mentioned above.
I see that we are still stuck with an American spellcheck. Presumably in not too many years time, those of us who still use English spelling will be regarded as illiterate. Have just had to edit to correct my spelling mistakes but that was my fault not the Forum's.
However this does not resolve the problem about my receiving only occasional emails. I have not changed my preferences as I do not know how to do so. I have gone through every menu item on the forum banner and cannot find out how to access my preferences.
As for the spellcheck, I have my computer's control page set to British English and have no problems with Word. If it is a Browser problem (thanks Old Mowhawk for your additional comment). I did use IEv9 until that refused to accept updates of Adobe Flash, a problem other people were having according to my internet research so I switched to Chrome, some crapware which I had accidentally downloaded with other software. When that failed to work after repeated attempts to download updates I swithched to Firefox. My operating system is Windows Vista but I do have later software on my laptop and my tablet so there is no need to tell me that the time has come to buy a new desktop as that is in my plans for the next few months.